Alumnus Profile: Hardiv H. Situmeang, Chairman of the Indonesian National Committee-World Energy Council (KNI-WEC)
Dr. Hardiv H. Situmeang (DSc SSM 1993) began his studies at Washington University after earning an Ir. in Electrical Power Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York. At Washington University, Dr. Situmeang studied under the mentorship of Dr. John Zaborszky and graduated with a DSc in Systems Science and Mathematics in 1993.
Since his graduation, Dr. Situmeang has held a variety of leadership positions in the energy industry. Early in his career, Dr. Situmeang was the Head of Transmissions and Java-Bali Control Centre. Here, he was responsible for the control and operation of the power system, transmission and substation system developments, and energy transaction; and he, also, led an initiative to transform the organization into an efficient, autonomous business unit of the Indonesia State Electricity Corporation. He was Director of Planning for the Indonesia State Electricity Corporation from 1998 to 1999 and from 2001 to 2003; and in 2000 he participated in the Executive Program on Macroeconomic Policy and Management at Harvard University in the John F. Kennedy School for Government. Additionally, he was a Senior Advisor to the Indonesia State Electricity Corporation’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2009. Now, Dr. Situmeang is the Executive Director of ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and a Chairman of the Indonesian National Committee-World Energy Council (KNI-WEC). Both of these organizations are focused on resolving energy issues through varied means, such as the promotion of sustainable energy.
Dr. Situmeang’s area of interest is energy and the environment. More specifically, Dr. Situmeang is interested in long-term energy planning, energy and climate change mitigation actions (especially nationally appropriate mitigation actions), power system planning, operations and control, project financing, and carbon capture & storage. In addition to being involved with these issues as a part of his involvement with the WEC and further with his position as a member of Scientific Board of the Agency of Research & Development Centre for Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia, Dr. Situmeang is also involved in international leadership on these issues as a member of the Indonesian Delegation to the COP (Conference of the Parties), the CMP (Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, and the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). Dr. Situmeang has been involved with this organization since 2004 and has been involved in several working groups during his involvement.
Beyond his work on issues of energy and the environment, Dr. Situmeang continues to actively participate with affairs at Washington University as a member of the External Advisory Board of the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering.
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